Ghirardelli Chocolate Company has been revealed as the latest addition to New York City’s famed Empire State Building in a 2,758 square foot retail space at the base of the building.

“Ghirardelli Chocolate is excited to open our first shop in New York. We are proud of our 171-year history that started in San Francisco, and pride ourselves in making quality chocolate so delicious it Makes Life a Bite Better,” says a Ghirardelli Chocolate Company spokesperson. “We can’t wait to welcome our guests in New York to create sweet memories with friends and family for many generations to come. Our shops are designed to showcase our history and heritage and highlight our craft in handmaking our hot fudge. It truly feels like the cherry on top to open in New York City’s iconic Empire State Building. We welcome everyone to visit and grab our World Famous Hot Fudge Sundae this summer!”

Ghirardelli will join the Empire State Building’s roster of food and beverage retailers which include Chipotle, Chopt, Juice Press, Tacombi, STATE Grill and Bar, Samurice and the new Starbucks Reserve.

“Ghirardelli perfectly complements our excellent mix of food and beverage options for tenants and Observatory visitors at the Empire State Building,” says Fred C. Posniak, senior vice president, leasing, Empire State Realty Trust. “We are pleased to welcome Ghirardelli Chocolate Company to the most authentic, iconic location in Manhattan.”